It is simply
that The Funding Agency of theResearch is also a Hired Consultant AND Participates inthe Data Analysis. And then for the Primary Investigator (Regnerus) to say in his published paper that
the Funding agency did not participate in the actual research
.This does NOT square with Dr. Regnerus saying in both hisOriginal Report and the recently submitted Rebuttal Report,Bottom of page 4 of the .pdf File Original report.http://bit.ly/QU2onR "The NFSS was supported in part by grants from theWitherspoon Institute and the Bradley Foundation.While both of these are commonly known for their support of conservative causes
just as other privatefoundations are known for supporting more liberalcauses
the funding sources played no role at all inthe design or conduct of the study, the analyses, theinterpretations of the data, or in the preparation of thismanuscript.Page 1 Footnote 2 of the
recently submitted but not yet published
Rebuttal by Dr. Regnerus"As noted in the study, I have always operated withoutstrings from either organization. No funding agencyrepresentatives were consulted about research design,survey contents, analyses, or conclusions. Anyallegations that the funders might have improperlyinfluenced me are simply false."